News archive from 12 May 2017, page 8

Norway: object hitting rotor likely cause for chopper crash

TALLINN, Estonia –  Norwegian authorities say initial investigation indicates that the likely cause for a helicopter accident on Norway's southwestern coast that left three Britons injured is a loose object from the chopper's fuel tank that hit a...

 

Authorities ID motorcyclist killed in crash with ambulance

Authorities on Friday released the name of a motorcyclist killed early Thursday in a crash with an ambulance. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Thomas James Phillips. He was 34, and lived in Bessemer. The accident happened...

 

Authorities ID motorcyclist killed in crash with ambulance

Authorities on Friday released the name of a motorcyclist killed early Thursday in a crash with an ambulance. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Thomas James Phillips. He was 34, and lived in Bessemer. The accident happened...

 

Man going for snacks shot, killed in west Phoenix, police say

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one?   A 18-year-old man is dead after he was shot walking home from getting snacks at a local gas station, according to the Phoenix Police Department.  It happened on the...

 

AZ Memo: Migrant checks in with ICE, gets deported; Greinke's no-hitter brush; Grand Canyon bison; weekend...

Good morning, Arizona. Here's what you need to know to kick off your weekend. After a few days of clouds and cooler weather, we're looking at sunny skies and temperatures back in the high 90s. Today's high is expected to be 97 degrees with a low of...

 

4 Phoenix council seats up for election; 1 is competitive so far. Can Sal DiCiccio beat challengers?

This summer's election for half the seats on the Phoenix City Council is shaping up to be a sleepy contest, with one fiery exception: Councilman Sal DiCiccio's re-election campaign. Four council seats are up for grabs on Aug. 29, but DiCiccio is the...

 

How a slab of Chandler asphalt ended up owing $90K in back taxes

Sometimes mysteries arise from the quiet cubicles of the Maricopa County Assessor's Office, giving real-estate analysts a chance to practice Sherlock Holmes-like sleuthing. One recent case involved figuring out why a Chandler property repeatedly went...

 

Hepatitis C cases soar in US as officials point to heroin use

Health officials are reporting a dramatic increase in the amount of new hepatitis C cases detected in the United States between 2010 and 2015, despite available treatments and high cure rates for the disease. The report, released Thursday by the...

Fox News, 12:15 in Health
 
Texas Southern University cancels Cornyn speech in response to student petition

Texas Southern University cancels Cornyn speech in response to student petition

Concerns about an ugly student confrontation prompted Texas Southern University in Houston to cancel a scheduled commencement address Saturday by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate. The decision at the historically...

Chron, 12:17 in Politics
 

Venezuelans battle with shields, gas masks, fecal bombs

CARACAS, Venezuela –  Hands straining at a giant elastic exercise band, three young protesters form a giant human slingshot to hurl a jar filled with feces at Venezuelan officers firing tear gas at demonstrators who are in the streets to demand new...

 

Iran's Rouhani faces renewed charges as election looms

TEHRAN, Iran –  Rivals of President Hassan Rouhani in the May 19 poll have renewed accusations of corruption and mismanagement against him during the last of three televised debates. In Friday's debate, Tehran's mayor and presidential candidate...

 
Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths

Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including another death, the country's health minister said...

Chron, 12:29 in Health
 

Stimpson nominates Paul Mark Sealy as Mobile fire chief

Paul Mark Sealy, the district chief of training at the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, has been nominated by Mayor Sandy Stimpson to become Mobile's next fire chief. Sealy, who goes by his middle name, was one of five finalists previously announced. If...

 

16-passenger van crashes on I-65 in Baldwin County, injuries reported

Alabama State Troopers are reporting that a 16-passenger van has crashed on Interstate 65 in Baldwin County. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Spokesman Kevin Cook said that State Troopers are investigating the crash that appears to be a single-vehicle...

 

Review: Kia hopes to turbocharge Soul SUV sales

Nowadays, there is no shortage of choices for anyone seeking a small crossover. From a trickle, the market is flooded with worthy candidates. So while the Kia Soul stood out in the early days on the front end of this evolution, it has become harder to...

 

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